Celtic look set to make their big decision on Neil Lennon before Tuesday night, the Scottish Sun reports.
The newspaper stated last night that crunch talks are expected between Lennon and the club hierarchy over the next 48 hours. That’s despite the fact that Lennon is hoping that he still has the confidence of the board.
The Hoops have only won two out of their last games, with fans turning up at Celtic Park to demonstrate after the 2-0 home defeat to Ross County. The result saw us knocked out of the Betfred Cup at the first hurdle.
Speaking after the game, Lennon explained how he hoped he would be around to try and turn our season. As quoted by the Scottish Sun, Lennon said: “Do I still see myself as the man to lead the team? Of course. I believe in myself. I think I should get more time at it, but if not then so be it.
“I am not always going to harp on about what I have done in the past. We are in the present and I know all about the expectations from the supporters and the board.”
Emergency talks must only lead to one thing
With reported talks set to take place at the start of this week, it’s all just looking as grim as possible for Lennon unfortunately.
Nobody wanted it to end like this, but there was a sizable chunk of supporters who didn’t want him placed in as manager in the first place. An even bigger number had been urging the board to take action long before now. We could all see a result like yesterday happening.
With talks seemingly inevitable, that surely only leads to one thing – Lennon’s resignation or his sacking. With the way things are, we can’t go on as it is. A result like that in the Premiership and that will be the league gone. Surely the board can’t risk that happening.
Yesterday, we discussed why we believe Lennon will be gone at some stage today. That looks almost certain, with only two wins in 10 and supporters at their wits end with the club’s recent form.
If he does leave, Lennon can be safe in the knowledge that he’s played a massive part in our nine-in-a-row run. He’s helped secure five of them under his leadership, with no manager winning more throughout our run of title successes.
But the game looks just about up for him. The next day or two is going to be extremely interesting.